Datapeople, Plum, Workday In The News

  • HR Tech Awards
  • Published on November 28, 2023

Here's a short roundup of HR technology firms making headlines.

Datapeople, a recruiting platform supporting talent leaders making their hiring processes more fair and efficient, today announced that it has been named to Fast Company’s Next Big Things in Tech list for 2023, honoring technology breakthroughs that promise to shape the future of industries—from healthcare and security to artificial intelligence and data.

“Our journey at Datapeople has always been about how to best humanize the process of recruiting – an area we continue to believe is under-invested in and lacking attention, while it remains the arbiter of opportunity in our society,” said Amit Bhatia, CEO and Co-founder of Datapeople. “The inspiration lives right in our customers, whose accomplishments, such as hiring more diverse candidates and executing more efficient processes, are what’s really reflected in this national recognition today.”

This year, Fast Company, through the Next Big Things in Tech awards program, recognized 119 technologies developed by established companies, startups, or research teams that are highlighted for their cutting-edge advancements and potential to impact consumers, businesses, and society overall. 

Datapeople was among the winners in the ‘workplace and productivity’ category. The company brings data-backed objectivity, efficiency and predictability to talent acquisition, beginning with optimized job descriptions and continuing through the entirety of the hiring process including real-time reporting that provides guidance on where optimization opportunities exist. 

They are currently hiring for a handful of positions.


Talent assessment provider Plum today shared that it has been named one of WorkTech’s 2023 Companies to Watch.

To compile the list, WorkTech, a market analyst and advisory firm, examined trends in HR and work and identified six core themes. Plum’s selection resulted from the company’s forward-thinking approach to modern-day talent challenges, in line with this new research and the differentiation between Work Tech and traditional HR Tech.

The associated report notes that Work Tech has emerged as a new category, distinct from HR technology but not supplanting it. Rather, companies like Plum help bring technology into the flow of work, designed for the humans who will use and experience it. At the same time, Plum works to move processes forward, provide deeper insights and predict outcomes, able to deliver results with the opportunity to scale across the talent lifecycle as organizational needs dictate.


Workday, Inc. announced it has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for 1,000+ Employee Enterprises*. Workday was recognized as a Leader for the eighth consecutive year and positioned the highest for overall Ability to Execute.

"Workday has been recognized because our innovations offer customers foundational solutions – recruiting, payroll, learning, talent optimization, workforce management, and more – in one unified, cloud-based system that makes it easier to grow and support a global workforce," said David Somers, group general manager, office of the chief human resource officer product, Workday. "Now with Workday AI and our expanding partner ecosystem, we're making business processes smoother and helping customers offer more engaging, connected employee experiences."

See all Workday jobs here.